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Cyber fraud: Nagpur resident falls prey to online job offer, loses Rs 2.4 lakh

Victim received an offer through the Telegram app for an online job

PTI Nagpur Published 19.08.23, 06:11 PM
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Nagpur, Aug 19 (PTI) A 26-year-old woman from Nagpur lost Rs 2.4 lakh after falling prey to cyber fraud, an official said on Saturday.

Complainant Tshiwang Ladol originally belongs to Leh in the Union Territory of Ladakh and lives in the Somwari Quarter area here, said the official. She is pursuing a course in physical education in Nagpur.

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Ladol recently received an offer through the Telegram app for an online job.

She was told to complete a few simple online tasks and received some amount, the official said.

Later, Ladol was lured with the promise of more income and was persuaded to make “investments”. This way, she paid Rs 2.4 lakh to the fraudsters who were in touch with her through the app.

After realising that she had been cheated, Ladol approached the police on Friday.

A case has been registered under Section 420 (cheating) of the Indian Penal Code, the official said. PTI COR NR

Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by The Telegraph Online staff and has been published from a syndicated feed.

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